Duct Cleaning Services
Duct Cleaning Services
Duct Cleaning: Cleaner, Healthier Air for Your Family
Professional duct cleaning is a great way to help mitigate seasonal allergies and remove dirt, dust, allergens, pollen and bacteria that may be lurking in your home. During a duct cleaning, T.Webber’s professional technicians utilize specialized blowers, vacuums and brushes to clean out the supply, intake, and return ducts throughout your home and help reduce the amount of dust, dander, and airborne contaminants present in the home.
Why clean your ducts?
Improved Indoor Air Quality: Think of your heating and cooling system is the lungs of your home. The system takes air in and breathes air out. Just by living in our homes, we generate contaminants and air pollutants, such as dander, dust, and chemicals. These contaminants are re-circulated through your HVAC system as many as 5 to 7 times per day. Over time, this re-circulation causes a build-up of contaminants in the duct work.
While dirty ducts don’t necessarily mean unhealthy air, they may be contributing to larger health issues or harboring contaminants that could cause serious issues for those with respiratory health conditions, autoimmune disorders or some environmental allergies.
Energy Savings: In addition to healthier air, clean ducts can also provide increased energy savings. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, 25 to 40 percent of the energy used for heating or cooling a home is wasted. Contaminants in the HVAC system cause it to work harder and shorten the lifespan of your system. Even when filters are used, the HVAC system still gets dirty through normal use. When an HVAC system is clean, it doesn’t have to work as hard to maintain the temperature you desire. As a result, less energy is used, leading to improved cost-effectiveness.
How often should you clean your ducts?
The need and frequency for duct cleaning will depend on a variety of factors including:
- The health and sensitivity of the home occupants
- Number and type of pets present (amount of hair & dander will vary based on breed)
- Whether anyone in the home smokes
- If any recent renovations have been completed
- Home’s overall cleanliness.
In general, some people are more sensitive to airborne contaminants than others. Allergy and asthma suffers, as well as young children and the elderly tend to be more susceptible to the types of poor indoor air quality that air duct cleaning can help address and may opt for more regular cleaning. Beyond the variables outlines above, T.Webber recommends a complete duct cleaning at after any major home renovation or before any new HVAC equipment is installed.
Want to take the first step to ensuring your ducts are as clear and clean? Call T.Webber today. Our Duct Cleaning technicians are available throughout the Hudson Valley, including, Dutchess, Putnam, Westchester, Orange, Ulster & Rockland County.